A student campaign has been launched against ‘Student Rights,’ a UK-based group that has attracted criticism for its failure to speak up for Muslim students' rights as well as controversy over its funding and associations.
On Wednesday, an Egyptian court sentenced twenty one women, including girls as young as 15, to heavy prison terms for taking part in anti-Coup protests last month, a case that has caused great alarm among civil rights campaigners. Ceasefire's Alessandra Bajec reports from Alexandria and Cairo.
Elliot Murphy reviews a compelling and often disturbing account of how class identification and cultural tags shape people’s self-image and their image of others.
Interview | Alberto Mayol on Chile’s 2013 Presidential elections: “It is more useful to vote, despite everything.”Today's presidential election results in Chile saw a first-round victory for Nueva Mayoria candidate Michelle Bachelet, with the second-round scheduled next month.Alberto Mayol, a Chilean sociologist, writer and Left public intellectual spoke to Ceasefire's Ali Sargent.
The Russell Brand-Jeremy Paxman interview and subsequent media storm offer a revealing microcosm of how the powers behind the political status quo engage with any attempts at formulating an alternative.
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- Books | Review | ‘Class and Contemporary British Culture’ by Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn
- Interview | Alberto Mayol on Chile’s 2013 Presidential elections: “It is more useful to vote, despite everything.”
- Comment | The political system is broken, yet we can’t discuss alternatives
- Campaign launched against ‘witch-hunt’ of Muslim students by ‘Student Rights’ group
- Anonymous Masked March Descends on Parliament for Bonfire Night protest
- Shami Chakrabarti: "When fear stalks the land, people throw principles aside" [VIDEO]
- Alberto Mayol on Chile’s 2013 Presidential elections: "It is more useful to vote, despite everything."
- A Fight Far From Over: Patrice Lumumba's Legacy
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Interview | Noam Chomsky: While Syria descends into suicide, Israel and the US are enjoying the spectacle
In an exclusive interview for Ceasefire, renowned scholar Noam Chomsky talks to Frank Barat about the current situation in the Middle East, notably the crisis in Syria, the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and the role of US power in the region.
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A year ago, Talha Ahsan, a British poet with Asperger’s, was extradited to a supermax prison in the US. Shami Chakrabati, director of human rights organisation Liberty, speaks to Hamja Ahsan, coordinator of the Free Talha campaign, about the cruel absurdities of UK extradition policy.
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